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Accounting, M.Sc.

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The program is tailored to meet the needs of the Accounting professional who is becoming more and more critical in businesses, both small and large. The 30-credit masters level Accounting Program will offer one of the few comprehensive, non-MBA, graduate Accounting programs in Western Pennsylvania.

It is our desire that students enrolled in the graduate program at La Roche will develop advanced accounting skills and techniques that can be put to use immediately to enhance their career and their competitiveness.

The graduate program will prepare the accounting student for the challenges and issues within the complex and changing field of accounting. The program will prepare students to succeed by exploring advance topics such as international accounting, updates in SEC reporting and contemporary topics in taxation. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their coursework, accounting principles and techniques to a real organization in the Applied Research in Accounting course.Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Accounting, graduates will be prepared for successful careers in the accounting field, as well as provide the necessary preparation for CPA licensure.


  • To provide students with sound theoretical background in the accounting field and develop professional competencies in advanced accounting, taxation, forensic accounting and advanced auditing.
  • To provide students with the requisite specialized knowledge of advanced accounting principles and to do so in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • To contribute to the profession of Accounting by preparing students for the CPA exam and/or requirements for licensure.


Accounting (MS), a program in the Business Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fraud Examination
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting
  • Wealth Management
  • International Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You must meet the following criteria for application to this program

  • A baccalaureate degree in business, accounting or finance from an accredited college or university. 
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications, college level math, and computer usage including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and the Internet are required.
  • Official transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended, submitted in a sealed envelope by the degree-granting institution
  • Two letters of recommendation/reference
  • Personal essay of Professional and Academic Goals
  • Current Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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